Partnerships Officer

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JOB DETAIL

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WFP celebrates and embraces diversity. It is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all its employees and encourages qualified candidates to apply irrespective of race, colour, national origin, ethnic or social background, genetic information, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, religion or belief, HIV status, physical or mental disability.

This is an opportunity for an exciting and challenging position within a multicultural and interdisciplinary team, based in a unique location, on a highly relevant topic. In addition, we offer:

➡️Meaningful and impactful careers: Our daily work makes a difference in the lives of the people we serve.

➡️ Continuous learning and training.

➡️ A multicultural and supportive work environment.

ABOUT WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The mission of WFP is to help the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need.

STANDARD MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Advanced university degree in political science, economics, statistics, information management or journalism, business management, social sciences or other relevant field, or first university degree with additional years of related work experience and/or training/courses.

Experience
Two or more years of post-graduate professional experience in resource mobilization, donor relations and funding partners. Experience with an international organization would be an asset.

Knowledge and skills

  • Knowledge of information management best practices, techniques and processes.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including substantial analytical and writing skills.
  • Knowledge of, or ability to quickly assimilate, specific UN/WFP processes and systems.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic and diverse team and to collaborate with colleagues from different units.
  • Good understanding of government and corporate strategies and priorities and experience in developing multi-stakeholder partnerships.
  • Experience with Development Banks and funding from host governments constitutes an asset.

Language

Fluency (level C) in English and French.

ORGANIZATIONAL CONTEXT

This jobs is found in Benin Country Offices (COs). Job holder will report to the Country Director or the designate.

JOB PURPOSE

Support all operational information management and performance reporting activities, and contribute to the establishment and presentation of a standard operational picture of WFP’s program portfolio and associated results, facilitating informed and timely decision-making at all levels within the organization.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES (not all-inclusive)

Under the direct supervision of the Country Director and in close coordination with the “Programme” unit and other relevant units and sub-offices, the officer will:
1. Support staff to ensure that standard information management procedures and reporting templates are followed to ensure quality, consistency and standardization of information management and performance reporting in the country office.
2. Coordinate reporting activities and provide technical support, training and clarification on reporting guidelines and policies as required.
3. Monitor and review regular sources of information and data required for reporting, e.g. information from field monitors and statistical food reports, to provide operational awareness and understanding of events that could have a humanitarian and/or operational impact.
4. Ensure timely preparation of high-quality donor reports and Annual Country Report (ACR) in collaboration with Program, M&E, Logistics, Budget and Programming functions to ensure consistency and quality of performance information.
5. Ensure the preparation of accurate and timely reports and documentation on country office operations to enable informed decision-making and consistency of information presented to management and donors, including, but not limited to, country factsheets, situation reports and operational briefings.
6. In collaboration with the Communications Manager, ensure that donor visibility requirements are met and reported.
7. In collaboration with the Budget and Programming Unit, maintain and regularly update the funding status and forecast table and monitor the use of donor contributions and expenditure in line with project proposals, taking into account grant expiry dates.
8. Maintain existing monitoring tools and create new ones as required (e.g. weekly reporting status updates, donor requirements and obligations table, funding and forecasting table, etc.) to facilitate information sharing, ensure compliance with internal and external deadlines, and improve the accountability of the staff involved.
9. Support resource mobilization efforts, including ensuring Salesforce opportunities are up to date, preparing presentation slides and talking points for donor meetings, and supporting the preparation of quality funding proposals.
10. Contribute to partnership strategies, including the development of partnership action plans.
11. Within the UN system and multilateral forums, support the development of partnerships and joint events with WFP partners in Benin to advocate for the SDGs and zero hunger on the global agenda and advance WFP priorities and goals, based on an understanding of diverse dynamics and interests.
12. Contribute to the preparation of strategic agreements, joint strategies and memoranda of understanding in order to promote the SDGs and zero hunger on the national, regional and global agenda and achieve results beneficial to WFP.
13. Respond to ad hoc requests for information and input from HQ and Regional Bureau in a timely manner.
14. Other duties as required.

4Ps CORE ORGANISATIONAL CAPABILITIES

Purpose

  • Understand and communicate the Strategic Objectives: Understands WFP’s Strategic Objectives and the link to own work objectives.
  • Be a force for positive change: Flexibly adapts individual contributions to accommodate changes in direction from supervisors and internal/external changes (such as evolving needs of beneficiaries, new requirements of partners).
  • Make the mission inspiring to our team: Recognizes and shares with team members the ways in which individual contributions relate to WFP’s mission.
  • Make our mission visible in everyday actions: Sets own goals in alignment with WFP’s overall operations, and is able to communicate this link to others.

People

  • Look for ways to strengthen people’s skills: Assesses own strengths and weaknesses to increase self-awareness, and includes these in conversations on own developmental needs.
  • Create an inclusive culture: Participates in open dialogue, and values the diverse opinion of others, regardless of background, culture, experience, or country assignment.
  • Be a coach & provide constructive feedback: Proactively seeks feedback and coaching to build confidence, and develop and improve individual skills.
  • Create an “I will”/”We will” spirit: Participates in accomplishing team activities and goals in the face of challenging circumstances.

Performance

  • Encourage innovation & creative solutions: Shows willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work.
  • Focus on getting results: Consistently delivers results within individual scope of work on time, on budget and without errors.
  • Make commitments and make good on commitments: Commits to upholding individual accountabilities and responsibilities in the face of ever-changing country or functional priorities.
  • Be Decisive: Makes rational decisions about individual activities when faced with uncertain circumstances, including in times of ambiguity regarding information or manager direction.

Partnership

  • Connect and share across WFP units: Seeks to understand and adapt to internal or cross-unit teams’ priorities and preferred working styles.
  • Build strong external partnerships: Demonstrates ability to understand and appropriately respond to and/or escalate needs of external partners.
  • Be politically agile & adaptable: Portrays an informed and professional demeanor toward internal and external partners and stakeholders.
  • Be clear about the value WFP brings to partnerships: Provides operational support on analyses and assessments that quantifies and demonstrates WFP’s unique value as a partner.

FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES

Capability Name Description of the behaviour expected for the proficiency level
Relationship Management Demonstrates ability to build and sustain effective collaborative relationships with appropriate stakeholders and contacts in area of expertise to raise the profile of WFP, build relationships and further organisational aims.
Communication Expertise Collates accurate and timely information in required format (i.e. written or visual communications materials as well as verbally), to facilitate information flows and informed decision making on communications issues.
Information Analytics, Reporting and Management Gathers and summarises information relevant to partners (trends, regulations, practices) to enable supervisor(s) to efficiently make informed decisions and enhance partner relationships. Captures important information, synthesises and facilitates internal reporting.
Sociopolitical Contextual Understanding Shows awareness of the multilateral/interagency environment and the dynamics in which WFP operates which informs approach to daily tasks.
NGO, UN and Other Partner Collaboration Actively promotes WFP’s partnering approach. Individually contributes to development and maintenance of partnerships with NGOs, UN agencies, governments and other partners. Is able to provide suggestions that help inform WFP’s evolving engagement with relevant partners. Provides and coordinates input to be shared with partners.

WHY WORK WITH US

TO SAVE AND CHANGE LIVES ❤ Make a difference, the world will notice. We are driven by our mission to fight global hunger and fuel dreams of a better future.

TO JOIN A GLOBAL COMMUNITY 🌍 Build bridges that unite people around the world. Being part of a global, diverse, and multicultural community like WFP will constantly expose you to innovative ideas and perspectives. The way we carry out our mission with a deep respect for personal and cultural differences and close collaboration between each member of our global team will certainly enrich your experience and knowledge on many levels.

UNLIMITED OPPORTUNITIES 💡 Unlock opportunities you never thought you would find. WFP goes wherever it’s needed and does whatever it takes to get the job done.

A LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE ⭐ Go beyond yourself and discover your true potential. WFP offers life-changing experiences that you probably won’t find in many other organizations.

Join us in making a difference, watch this video to learn more about us!!!

Lien : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnaxfnNKdsM

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE

• Has contributed to the implementation of the work plan for assigned area
• Has maintained effective relationships with member states, UN agencies, NGOs, host government and other partners
• Has guided and supervised more junior staff, supporting them with more complex analysis and queries

TO APPLY

Click ‘Apply’ link below to start the application process. Candidate are requested to create an account in WFP E-Recruitment system before applying.

Please also include your CV with a cover letter, highlighting your motivation and suitability for this vacancy, as part of an online application.

WFP offers an attractive compensation and benefits package including basic salary and medical insurance.

Please visit https://www.wfp.org/countries/benin to learn more about WFP’s operations in Benin.

  • Please ensure that your application contains accurate and complete information on academic qualifications, employment record and language skills.
  • WFP will apply a rigorous and transparent selection process including thorough assessment of technical skills to ensure the best candidates are selected for the job.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be invited for written test and interview.

WFP DOES NOT RECEIVE FEES AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT AND DOES NOT REQUIRE BANKING INFORMATION.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS

April 21, 2024

Contract duration: 1 year (renewable)

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WFP has a zero-tolerance approach to conduct such as fraud, sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to WFP’s standards of conduct and will therefore undergo rigorous background verification internally or through third parties. Selected candidates will also be required to provide additional information as part of the verification exercise. Misrepresentation of information provided during the recruitment process may lead to disqualification or termination of employment

WFP will not request payment at any stage of the recruitment process including at the offer stage. Any requests for payment should be refused and reported to local law enforcement authorities for appropriate action.

Cotonou, Benin
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